"No other public relations firm in the country offers the range of progressive issues to promote than Fenton. I am thankful for an opportunity where every day I can support organizations and companies doing good work across the globe," said Hinton.
"We're proud to welcome these progressive leaders into the Fenton family to accelerate the good we can do with our clients," said Michael Huttner, Fenton's CEO.
Valarie De La Garza, whose marketing and communications career spans nearly 25 years, will join Fenton as the Managing Director of its Los Angeles office. A highly skilled strategist, writer, engaging presenter and team builder with expertise in marketing, media relations, community outreach and public affairs, Valarie has worked for boutique, mid-sized and global PR agencies, including The Rogers Group (now Finn Partners), MS&LGROUP and her own successful consultancy, De La Garza PR. She led communications and marketing efforts for Big Brothers Big Sisters of America Latino and the California Community Foundation, one of the largest and most prestigious community foundations in the country.
Lucille Renwick, who joins Fenton as a Vice President, is a communications strategist with more than two decades of experience helping individuals and organizations tell their stories and advance their goals and missions. She led communications and marketing efforts for the City University of New York's School of Law where she helped advance the school's mission of public interest and public service law. She has spent more than a decade as a journalist and editor writing about and advocating for education.
Devi Ramachandran Thomas, who joins the Fenton staff as a Senior Vice President focused on the firm's Corporate Social Responsibility practice, has more than fifteen years of experience leading strategic marketing, social responsibility and shared value philanthropic campaigns, She comes to Fenton from the UN Foundation where she was the Senior Director of Brand Citizenship working on cause-related marketing partnerships and also Director of Shot@Life, a global cause brand that aims to increase access to immunizations for children in developing countries through UN partners.
Eric Hollister Williams , who has dedicated his 15 year career to advancing policies that address social inequality and injustice, is joining Fenton as a Vice President. He has a background in political advocacy, strategic communications, global health and development, and stakeholder engagement. Eric currently serves as a Special Projects Director for Ohio Together, the Ohio coordinated campaign for Hillary for America; was as a Senior Director at williamsworks, a social impact and philanthropic advisory firm based in Seattle; served as the Democratic Staff Director for the House Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations. He began his career at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Michael Huttner, Fenton's CEO, is available to discuss more details about the firm's new hires and new advocacy projects.
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